Brazil, WFP Partner Against Hunger

    Brazil and the U.N. World Food Program have strengthened their fight against hunger with the launch of the Center of Excellence Against Hunger.

    Headed by Daniel Balaban, the center will assist developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in planning sustainable school feeding programs for the youth. Balaban helped provide school meals to millions of children when he was president of the Brazilian National Education Development Fund.

    “Brazil has taken the fight against hunger and malnutrition seriously and is now among those defeating hunger faster than any nation on earth. We will partner to leverage this success to other nations seeking to end hunger and malnutrition,”WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said.

    Brazil is known for the success of its Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) program, which benefits 45 million children each year.

    Since its inception in March 2011, the center has made partnerships with Mozambique, East Timor and Haiti.

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      Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.